Maysles Cinema - 343 Lenox Avenue
Join us for a special showing of Hustlers Convention (2015, 96 min), the third and final, installment of our Studio Screen series with Maysles Cinema. The film sheds new light on the seminal, yet largely unknown, album “Hustlers Convention.” Released in 1973, the album is often regarded as a cornerstone in the evolution of Hip Hop. Centering on its creator, Lightnin' Rod aka Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets, the film uses archival footage, specially commissioned animation as well as interviews with influential figures like the late Amiri Barka, KRS One and executive producer Chuck D to unveil the story behind this lost classic. Join us after the screening for a talkback with poet and educator Jamila Lyiscott and the film's cinematographer Quenell Jones.